Berry Benson v. The Memphis & Charleston Railway Co. et al

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
Berry Benson v. The Memphis & Charleston Railway Co. et al
Case Date: 
1886
Court Origin: 
Circuit - Civil
Cause/Crime: 
Breach of Contract

Database - TN Research:

County:

Division: 
West
Number of Pages: 
90
Notes / Description: 

Additional Plaintiff: The East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia RR Co. Defendant charged railroad with breach of contract for not providing sufficient seating as there were no seats available after he purchased his ticket. Defendant forcibly ejected from from train & sued railroad for $10,000. Railroad maintains its actions were justifiable given his behavior.